Parallel Panel B | Global promotion of human rights and rising awareness on gender issues

Parallel Panel B | Global promotion of human rights and rising awareness on gender issues

11 March 2016 14:00-15:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence.

Along with the U.N. Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, gen­der equal­i­ty aware­ness and empow­er­ment of wom­en have achieved to become glob­al con­cerns, thus strength­en­ing actions and ini­tia­tives aim­ing at coun­ter­ing gen­der prej­u­dices and stereo­types that under­mine girls and wom­en. Such a fight fits more large­ly into the glob­al pro­mo­tion of human rights, whose uni­ver­sal nature is nonethe­less increas­ing­ly chal­lenged by the grow­ing assertive­ness of ris­ing pow­ers. While mul­ti­po­lar­i­sa­tion has a respon­si­bil­i­ty in this con­tes­ta­tion of human rights’ uni­ver­sal­i­ty, it also offers a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to elab­o­rate an updat­ed, more pro­tec­tive and com­pre­hen­sive inter­na­tion­al regime for human rights.

  1. Human rights ver­sus sta­bil­i­ty of the state: is there a bal­ance that needs to be struck?
  2. What should the press of the 21st cen­tu­ry be like? With which bound­aries?
  3. The path towards glob­al empow­er­ment of wom­en:

Why are devel­op­ing coun­tries bet­ter at empow­er­ing wom­en? What are the main fac­tors?